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The Noob family's new hwhip

Postby noob5,000,000 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:53 pm

My dad is a Chrysler retiree, and apparently FCA recently ran a good lease deal for retirees. Lately, we've been sharing our battered old '05 Neon while the Jeep and RX-7 are both still under the knife, so having another good, functional car around is a good thing for us. It's a 2015 Dodge Dart, 2.4L I4, SXT.

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I like it. It's a little bigger than the Neon, the interior is nice looking and comfortable, and the exhaust has a nice on-throttle growl that I wouldn't have expected from a stock, non-performance-oriented car. I rode with my dad to the dealer and drove the Dart back. I was a little rusty on my starts (but didn't stall!), I can still rev-match like a beast and still get great joy from doing so :mrgreen: .

I'll get some better photos from different angles in better light soon
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Re: The Noob family's new hwhip

Postby potownrob » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:33 am

EPIC SUCCESS!! :twisted:
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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Re: The Noob family's new hwhip

Postby Squint » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:37 am

Noice. I don't think it's a huge secret that I'm not a big FCA fan - they just don't have a ton that I like. However the Dart is an intriguing little vehicle. I've heard from several different people now that it's actually not bad to drive.

We obviously expect a full review within a few weeks including FOSE. :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Noob family's new hwhip

Postby watkins » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:15 am

Squint wrote:I've heard from several different people now that it's actually not bad to drive.

Thats only so long as it has the manual. The dual clutch automatic is terrible in every possible way.
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Postby Rope-Pusher » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:38 pm

What's the MDH? Open up the driver's door and look on the sticker.
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Postby six » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:28 pm

My friend has one of those, except with the turbo. Fun little car, congrats! :)
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Re: The Noob family's new hwhip

Postby noob5,000,000 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:19 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:What's the MDH? Open up the driver's door and look on the sticker.

053010 139AA

From what I've seen, that means it was built on 05/30/15, at approximately 10 AM? Not sure what the 139AA means.
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Re: The Noob family's new hwhip

Postby Rope-Pusher » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:59 pm

noob5,000,000 wrote:
Rope-Pusher wrote:What's the MDH? Open up the driver's door and look on the sticker.

053010 139AA

From what I've seen, that means it was built on 05/30/15, at approximately 10 AM? Not sure what the 139AA means.

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So, bolted on the forward face of the transmission by 8 screws is the shift cover (#3 in the view above). Does your shift cover have two "Outie" belly-buttons or one? (The picture shows the version with one belly-button)
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Re: The Noob family's new hwhip

Postby noob5,000,000 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:15 pm

I think I'm looking at two:
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Re: The Noob family's new hwhip

Postby potownrob » Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:46 am

BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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Re: The Noob family's new hwhip

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:42 am

noob5,000,000 wrote:I think I'm looking at two:
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That's the latest version of the C635 manual transaxle. Among other things, less friction in the shift system. Snappier return from the outer gear planes to 3/4 Neutral. More of a suck-in feel when engaging gear ranges.

I'm looking at what it would be like with a short-throw shifter - well I'm not changing the shifter itself, did that the first year of production, but revising the effective length of the shift lever at the transmission.

Might be as simple as changing where a hole is punched in the lever and attaching the ballstud in the new location. After that, it's a substitution for the original bolt-on lever.

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Re: The Noob family's new hwhip

Postby noob5,000,000 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:00 pm

Neat! I was afraid you were going to say "The transmissions with two 'Outie' belly-buttons have been known to puke their guts all over the road on 2>3 upshifts." :lol:

Well, if I ever have any issues, I'll be sure to ask about them here :wink: . Seriously, it's cool to have someone involved in the design of my vehicle frequenting this forum.
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Re: The Noob family's new hwhip

Postby noob5,000,000 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:13 pm

potownrob wrote:EPIC SUCCESS!! :twisted:

Indeed!

Squint wrote:Noice. I don't think it's a huge secret that I'm not a big FCA fan - they just don't have a ton that I like. However the Dart is an intriguing little vehicle. I've heard from several different people now that it's actually not bad to drive.

We obviously expect a full review within a few weeks including FOSE. :wink: :lol: :lol:

I have a good time driving it. We'll see about the FOSE :lol: .


six wrote:My friend has one of those, except with the turbo. Fun little car, congrats! :)

Thanks!
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